Auditor McGuiness’ Project: Gray Fox Launches (State of Delaware)

State of Delaware: Auditor McGuiness’ Project: Gray Fox Launches. “As American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund recipients begin to spend the approximately $1 billion they are receiving, officials will input their spending information, and the auditor’s website will transform the information into easy-to-read charts and graphics so that all Delawareans can be citizen fiscal watchdogs over these funds.”

Delaware Online: He’s telling the stories behind Delaware’s World War II dead, one soldier at a time

Delaware Online: He’s telling the stories behind Delaware’s World War II dead, one soldier at a time. “The man who gave him that gift is Lowell Silverman, a Newark resident who has spent the pandemic researching Delaware dead from World War II. A few weeks ago, he created a new website dedicated to the hundreds of Delaware-born soldiers who died with hopes of telling all their stories. He’s off to a fast start.”

State of Delaware: Cultural Affairs division celebrates Black history

State of Delaware: Cultural Affairs division celebrates Black history. “During the month of February 2021, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be offering three virtual programs streamed live on the Web. Two of these programs will be presented in commemoration of National African American History Month, an annual observance celebrating the invaluable contributions that the Black community has made to the culture and history of the United States. All programs are free and open to the public.”

Delaware State News: Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project

Delaware State News: Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project. “The Seaford Historical Society recently announced the opening of its new online archive of historic Seaford newspapers. The collection was made possible by generous archive and monetary donations, according to Seaford Museum Administrator David Grantz. From the July 5, 1879, issue of The Sussex County Index to the Dec. 25, 2003, edition of The Leader & State Register, the collection captures development of Seaford from a small, river port town through its years as the industrial hub of southern Delaware.”

Washington Post: In Delaware, a new Instagram-friendly driving trail spotlights local artists and sites

Washington Post: In Delaware, a new Instagram-friendly driving trail spotlights local artists and sites. “Ask me what I did on a recent trip to Delaware and I will tell you that I stand-up paddleboarded on the Mispillion River. Rode in the back of a pickup truck through a stand of sunflowers. Romped through a cascade of azaleas. And, before heading home, stood in a starburst of sunshine while a dolphin frolicked at my feet. Now ask me how I could participate in so many activities during a pandemic and I will share my strategy: I followed the Delaware Discoveries Trail.”

Delaware Online: Here’s how bad coronavirus has been in Delaware’s poultry industry

Delaware Online: Here’s how bad coronavirus has been in Delaware’s poultry industry. “Nearly six months into the coronavirus pandemic, a total of 1,032 Delaware poultry workers have been infected with the virus and seven have died, according to new data released by the state on [August 25]. This means about 6% of confirmed Delaware COVID-19 cases involve poultry processing plant workers. As of Aug. 25, Delaware health officials have confirmed 16,986 coronavirus cases and 604 related deaths.”

Delaware: ATLAS™ Website Launches to Help Delawareans Navigate to Appropriate Addiction Treatment

Delaware: ATLAS™ Website Launches to Help Delawareans Navigate to Appropriate Addiction Treatment . “The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced the launch of ATLAS™, the first resource of its kind to help those looking for addiction treatment find high-quality and appropriate care. This online platform, http://www.TreatmentATLAS.org, provides the public and decision makers across the state with transparent data on the use of evidence-based medical practices and patient experiences at addiction treatment facilities. ATLAS will empower Delawareans to seek the treatment that is most likely to put them on the path to recovery at a time when it is more necessary than ever.” This treatment directory includes other states, but Delaware is new.

State of Delaware: Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launches At Home Concert Series

State of Delaware: Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launches At Home Concert Series. “As part of a growing effort to bring Delaware’s historic places, stories and artifacts to life online, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs (HCA) has introduced a new digital feature highlighting local music and historic sites across the First State: The At Home Concert Series, now live on HCA’s YouTube channel. The first concert in the series, a solo, half-hour performance by singer/guitarist Mike Miller, was recorded live in the historic courtroom of The Old State House in Dover. The series will continue with additional concerts featuring artists from around the region performing in historic venues across the state.”

Delaware Online: Introducing ‘Know Your Legislator,’ a tool for learning more about your state lawmakers

Delaware Online: Introducing ‘Know Your Legislator,’ a tool for learning more about your state lawmakers. “What state Senate district am I in? Who represents me in Dover? Where do my representatives stand on the issues? These are the types of questions that Delaware Online wants to help you answer. Today we launched ‘Know Your Legislator,’ a tool connecting readers to information about their representatives.”

Delaware Online: Look up what chemicals are near your home

Delaware Online: Look up what chemicals are near your home. “Tourism and agriculture may be the dominant industries in Delaware, but chemical production and related processes remain at the heart of some businesses in the state. There are at least 72 facilities throughout the state that handled hazardous materials or were permitted to emit certain levels of chemicals into the air land and water in recent years. Type in an address to see how close you might be to those sources.”

State of Delaware: Interactive Site Commemorates Women’s Suffrage Centennial

State of Delaware: Interactive Site Commemorates Women’s Suffrage Centennial. “The website… includes interactive quizzes for kids and adults, reading lists for people of all ages, and lesson plans for teachers and students of all ages. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Committee created a website that includes a historical summary about the general Women’s Suffrage Movement as well as Delaware’s part in the effort. The site will include perspectives from people of all walks of life, making sure Delaware residents get a complete understanding of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.”

ACTION ALERT: Delaware vital records (Legal Genealogist)

Legal Genealogist: ACTION ALERT: Delaware vital records. “Access to vital records is essential for genealogical research and critical to those researching inherited medical conditions and military repatriation cases, where the effort is to return the remains of fallen service members to their families. Identification theft is not prevented by closing these records and leaving death records wide open actually prevents it.”